Curriculum Administrator

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 6, June

1999-2000 Story Index
Here is a complete reference guide to all DIGITAL VIDEO FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE How digital video is changing education. Jennifer C. Patterson June 2000/p.34 ACTION! Apple's DV desktops allow students to create their own movies. Gary Stager,...
Action!
Apple's DV desktops allow students to create their own movies. Desktop video offers the promise that every personal computer is a film studio and every user is a film director. Can Apple Computer, which revolutionized computing with the invention...
All Connected, but Not Sure Where to Go
Most schools are connected to the Internet, but many are still trying to figure out the best ways to use the Web. More than 90 percent of K-12 schools now have Internet access, with Maine the first state to connect all of its schools, according...
Books Remain Relevant
In the face of competition from hardware advances, software releases and education Web sites, books continue to make their mark on students. With the incredible influx of technology products into schools during the last 10 years and the recent proliferation...
Bottom Line: No Excuses
This maverick superintendent leads his staff on the road to student success. The education industry does a lousy job when it comes to customer service. At least that's what Marc Liebman, superintendent of the Marysville Joint Unified School District...
Bringing Your Tech Plan to Life
Don't let plans gather dust. Put them on the Web and let the public know your goals and achievements. With all the time, effort, and serious thought you've devoted to creating your technology plan, the last thing you want is for it to gather dust...
Bulletin Board - Free Catalogs and Literature
Improving Student Performance AGS publishes a complete line of test preparation material for K-12. Our diagnostic-prescriptive format has proven effective in schools around the country. We publish preparation programs for the ITBS, TerraNova, Stanford...
Buying Boom: Record Sales Continue
Fast, but cheaper, computers continue to entice more schools to buy additional machines. School district decision-makers are in a hardware-buying mood, if recent projections prove even modestly accurate. They plan on increasing their stock of multimedia...
City Teachers Become Students, and Love It
The Dallas Independent School District is taking aggressive strides to increase student achievement through a comprehensive professional development program. It's fair to say that all educators share the goal of wanting to increase their students'...
Encouraging Offline Reading Online
Use Web resources to learn about books and make your summer selections. The many days I spend on airplanes each year give me lots of time to read, and I usually have at least one novel in my carry-on bag. So recently, when I was enjoying Snow Falling...
Fast Forward to the Future: HOW DIGITAL VIDEO IS CHANGING EDUCATION
A teacher in New York City on the Web gets training from New Mexico that will help her better serve the needs of her bilingual, deaf students. An elementary education student in Ohio logs on to the Internet to use practice modules to prepare for the...
Looking to Create Better Schools
CURRICULUM ADMINISTRATOR'S panel of experts debate school choice, standards and technology's role in education today. Should public schools fight school choice or cheer on their competitors? Are standards playing too prominent a role in education...
Miscellaneous Items
K'NEX Bridge Technology Pack www.knex.com/education Bridge building sets for students The education division of K'NEX offers educators a number of products to teach bridge construction principles to students. Specifically the Bridge Technology...
New Report Sheds Light on How Children Learn to Read
A recent study found that in order for children to become good readers they must learn four skills: phonetic awareness: phonics; the ability to read fluently with accuracy, speed and expression; and the ability to apply reading comprehension strategies....
New Study Questions the Effectiveness of Print-Based Tests
Which students score better, those who take standardized tests on computer or those who take traditional print-based tests? According to a recent survey by the Boston-based National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy, the computer-savvy...
Now for Something Completely Different
That the SchoolTone idea -- only a shade more than a year old -- is already undergoing a transformation hardly qualifies as a surprise; after all, many technology-based concepts begin as one thing and end up something altogether else, usually after...
ONLINE Now
WEEKLY READER ONLINE At this site, students in grades K-6 can check out articles and features from each week's Weekly Reader classroom magazine. In the WR Galaxy section students can take a virtual field trip to destinations such as the Grammy Awards,...
Pearson Education Hopes to Conquer the Early-Learning Market
Looking to capitalize on the increase of younger students, the nation's largest educational publisher, Pearson Education, is launching the Pearson Education Early Learning Group, which will be headed by longtime industry veteran Kathy Costello. ...
PRODUCT Literature
SUNDANCE PUBLISHING Sundance Publishing's new catalog features more than 1,000 paperbacks, classroom collections, audio and video materials and more than 250 teacher resources. The table of contents is organized by headings including early chapter...
Scholastic Buys Reference Publisher Grolier
The latest technology news from business, schools and government, and how it affects administrators, schools and students. Looking to help jumpstart its slightly languishing educational and resource Web site, Scholastic.com--and move its children's...
School Trek: Forging a New Course
A SAN FRANCISCO-AREA K-12 DISTRICT TAKES A DIFFERENT APPROACH WITH TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING What's it like to be the first to embrace a new technology? Despite the inevitable bumps associated with technological pioneering, the upside is sometimes...
Soaring Software Sales
Although training remains scant, more schools are buying more software programs than in the past. This decade has seen a remarkable increase in sales and sophistication of K-12 curriculum software. Consider these numbers: In 1990-91, the Washington,...
Teacher Remembrances
CURRICULUM ADMINISTRATOR'S editors and staff delve into our memories to recall some of our favorite teachers. THE MATH TYRANT I LOVED (Name withheld to protect the guilty) After a long career in teacher education working with thousands of pre-service...
The Art of the Matter
OUTSTANDING WEB SITES FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS THE MEETING PLACE ARTSEDGE www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org Target browsers: K- 12 administrators, educators, parents and students The idea behind ArtsEdge is to help artists, teachers, and students...
The Districts' Choice Top 100 Products for 2000
Just a quick look at the introductions to the four sections of this year's Districts' Choice Top 100 Products will tell you that schools have been on a buying binge recently. And a closer look at the winners in the Top 100 list will explain why. Never...
The Next Step: `Educating with MTV Pizzazz'
Daniel Burrus is looking down the road -- his title is "technology forecaster" -- and says the first decade of this century will be "a seminal moment" for educational technology. He notes that the widely-recognized exodus of 20-year-and-longer teaching...
The Power of the Profession
Everyone reading this magazine should know the importance of teachers already. Many people outside of education today, from politicians to entertainers to athletes, are publicly recognizing how important teachers are to the development of children,...
Tribune to Sell Its K-12 Supplementary Materials Unit
Up-to-date and usable education information from schools, government, business, research and professional organisations With its multi-billion-dollar purchase of the Times Mirror newspaper chain virtually complete, the Chicago-based Tribune Company...
Video Streaming: The Next Big Thing?
FORGET TV -- WHAT'S ON THE COMPUTER? It's the wave of the future for delivery of educational content," says Mark Princevalle, interactive vice president of strategic development for Mystic, CT-based USA Video Interactive. "Visual and video transmissions...
Who Wants to Be a High School Graduate?
Revising teaching and tests to give students the skills they really need to know. I'm sure the name of the television show that inspired the title of this column is no surprise. I've seen it several times, and twice I witnessed the million-dollar...
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